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Chinese developer ABP eyes UK growth despite Brexit

21 Apr 17

Man behind London’s Royal Albert Dock scheme Xu Weiping says UK remains attractive for investment

Houses of Parliament

Election is ‘chance for a better Brexit’

20 Apr 17

Industry leaders urge construction to make the case for a better Brexit during forthcoming election campaign

Building awards at Grovesnor House

Entries open for Building Awards

20 Apr 17

Enter the 2017 Building Awards now

Data

St-Lawrence-House

Whole-life carbon: Fabric retention

18 Apr 17

In redevelopment or refurbishment, retaining elements of existing buildings offers significant environmental and financial benefits

More data

Interview

Xu Weiping

Meeting Mr X

21 Apr 17

Far from being a mysterious and distant figure, Xu Weiping of Chinese developer ABP is happy to talk about the thousands of office blocks he is building in China, as well as the 35-acre scheme at Royal Albert Dock - and his plans for many more

Projects

Flooding

Floating ideas to tackle flooding

20 Apr 17

The severe flooding of winter 2015/16 has put a focus on normalising water-resistance measures in houses in areas prone to flooding

Hansom

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Hansom: A touch of class

21 Apr 17

This week, a sheikh is inspired by Shepherd’s Bush and Westfield (who could not be?), Joanna Lumley is perhaps too close to her champagne-quaffing alter-ego, and Pink Floyd’s guitarist gets a luxury home in Hove

Project news

Stockholm

T&T picks up trio of Microsoft projects

24 Apr 17

The firm is to work on three projects for tech giant in Scandinavia

Canal Reach Kings Cross Bennetts Associates

Bennetts unveils King's Cross HQ building images

21 Apr 17

Architect releases new visualisations of 55,525 m² office building

Infinity

Raft of new Liverpool towers gets green light

20 Apr 17

City council approves five new towers at latest planning committee meeting

New metal clad building housing damaged Chernobyl reactor

Solar plant to start close to Chernobyl nuclear disaster site

20 Apr 17

The site is now considered safe after a new steel building was moved into place encasing the damaged reactor

Heathwick Studio Vessel Hudson Yards New York

Heatherwick's 2,500-step sculpture rises in New York

19 Apr 17

The interactive sculpture is the centrepiece of the 28 acre Hudson Yards scheme in Manhatten

Modular tower, Wembley

Europe's tallest modular tower tops out

19 Apr 17

The 29-storey structure is a student accommodation scheme in north London

Sketch of the week

Frome

Sketch of the week: 40 front doors in Frome

21 Apr 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architectural designer and illustrator Michael Paul Lewis

May at Downing Street

Image of the week: All eyes on her

21 Apr 17

Members of the press assemble at Downing Street on Tuesday

Leader

Chloe McCulloch

Snap election: Construction’s chance

21 Apr 17

The general election is a chance for the industry to make its case to politicians of all parties

Analysis

Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing

19 Apr 17

Dame Margaret Hodge’s recent report on the controversial Garden Bridge has highlighted the question of whether the mayor of London should pull the plug on the project

Comment

Richard Steer 2014

Barwell is ridiculously optimistic

20 Apr 17 | By Richard Steer

The housing minister’s assertions that Brexit will not affect the speed and quality of reforms outlined in the housing white paper do not match up with the reality of a depleted and overworked civil service

Ballot box

Online poll: Election 2017

20 Apr 17

Will the election give construction an opportunity to bring its priorities to the forefront of the political agenda? Vote here

Online poll

Ballot box

Online poll: Election 2017

20 Apr 17

Will the election give construction an opportunity to bring its priorities to the forefront of the political agenda? Vote here

Products

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What to specify: Water

20 Apr 17

Solutions this week are the very pinnacle of products for all water applications, from a drainage solution for an alpine lodge to an axially split pump range

From the archive

Bridge over the River Thames image of page

This week in 2002

21 Apr 17

As the disputes over the Garden Bridge drag on, Archive looks back to a less cynical but equally fraught time for bridge building in London

Legal

Tony Bingham

Still beating the drum

21 Apr 17 | By Tony Bingham

In his first column, in April 1987, our legal columnist, criticised the CITB levy. As a new training charge looms, he assesses the 30 years since: ‘disputomania’, adjudication, and what happens next

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Part 8 application

20 Apr 17 | By Ted Lowery

In what circumstances can a Part 8 application be used to oppose enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision?

Simon Lewis

Wheels within wheels

20 Apr 17 | By Simon Lewis

Framework agreements with complex linked subcontracts can lead to cases centred on how the contracts work, rather than the substance of the dispute itself

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